Coldplay won't tour again until it's 'actively beneficial' for the environment

Chart-topping band Coldplay have announced they won't tour their new album over concerns about their impact on the environment.

The British band, who are about to release their LP Everyday Life, will instead give fans a glimpse of their new material by making footage of two upcoming concerts in Jordan available for free on YouTube.

"We're not touring this album," singer Chris Martin told BBC News.

"We're taking time over the next year or two, to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial."

The Jordan concerts will take place in Amman on Friday at sunrise and sunset. The band will also play a one-off concert for fans at the Natural History Museum in London on 25 November.

The 'Yellow' band's last world tour was in 2016 and 2017, and saw them play 122 shows on five different continents.

"Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally," said Martin. "We would be disappointed if it's not carbon-neutral.

"The hardest thing is the flying side of things. But, for example, our dream is to have a show with no single use plastic, to have it largely solar-powered.

"We've done a lot of big tours at this point. How do we turn it around so it's no so much taking as giving?"

Martin said the band chose Jordan for the promotional shows because it's in the "middle of the world where we normally don't get to play".

Coldplay this week unveiled the lyrics to their new record in the Otago Daily Times.

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